Amazon has announced its best gaming laptop for the price of £250.
The Asus Zenbook UX501UA is the only laptop in its line-up to feature an Intel Core i5-6400HQ processor, a 256GB SSD, a 13.3-inch screen, a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card and 4GB of RAM.
The £250 price tag is more than the Asus ZenBook UX501UAs price tag of £280, but Asus has dropped the 2TB SSD to £100 and reduced the price to £200, saving it £20 off the £250 buy.
The new model also has a 1TB hard drive and a 2,200mAh battery.
But Asus has also gone for a thinner chassis with a matte finish, the keyboard has been made slightly lighter and the matte finish has been removed from the laptop’s glass lid.
While Asus has made an effort to simplify the design, it’s not without its own challenges.
The UX501Us are available in both black and white colour schemes, and the £220 base model has a matte white keyboard and black accents.
Asus has gone for an aluminum chassis that makes it more comfortable to hold and also has the option of using a matte metallic finish for the lid.
The lid has been replaced by a glossy finish that has an extra layer of colour to make it stand out from the other laptops in the range.
This is Asus’ third gaming laptop to come from the company’s US manufacturing partner, Lenovo.
The ZenBook ROG Swift PG348Q has also been refreshed with an Intel Pentium G4560 quad-core processor, 2GB of memory, 128GB of storage and a 13,7-inch display.
Other gaming laptops from Asus include the ZenBook X370-W Gaming 5G, a 2-in-1 laptop, which is priced at £250 and has a 13-inch gaming display.
The ROG X370 is a slightly smaller gaming laptop that has a 12-inch 1080p display and an Intel Celeron G4520 processor.
The Asus Zenbooks range has already gone through a significant number of design changes, and with this new version of the Zenbook line-ups, it seems like Asus will be sticking with the design principles that have made it a household name.
If you’re looking for a good gaming laptop at a good price, the Asus UX501 is worth considering.